First Drive: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500

Julia LaPalme
2011 Ford Shelby GT500

2011 Ford Shelby GT500

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 coupe

Base price (with destination): $49,495
Price as tested: $52,990

Overview
Body style: 2-door coupe
Accommodation: 4-passenger
Construction: Steel unibody

Powertrain
Engine: 32-valve DOHC supercharged V-8
Displacement: 5.4 liters
Power: 550 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 510 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Drive: Rear-wheel
Fuel economy: 15/23/19 (city/hwy/combined)

Chassis
Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turning circle: 37.0 feet
Suspension, front: Strut-type, coil springs
Suspension, rear: Live axle, coil springs
Brakes: Ventilated discs, ABS
Tires: Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2
Tire size, front: 265/40YR-19
Tire size, rear: 285/35YR-20

Measurements
Headroom F/R: 38.5/34.7 in
Legroom F/R: 42.4/29.8 in
Shoulder room F/R: 55.3/51.6 in
Hip room F/R: 53.4/46.8 in
Wheelbase: 107.1 in
L x W x H: 188.2 x 73.9 x 54.5 in
Track F/R: 61.9/62.5 in
Cargo capacity: 13.4 cu ft
Weight: 3820 lb
Fuel capacity: 16.0 gal
Est. range: 304 miles
Fuel grade: 91 octane

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